Science in Culture Leadership Fellowship

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Institute of Philosophy

Research interests:
Africa, Africa, Asia, Asia, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Project period:
01-Oct-2013 - 01-Jan-2016
Project summary:

The ‘Science in Culture’ theme aims to develop the reciprocal relationship between science disciplines and the arts and humanities. The sciences and the arts and humanities often seek to answer very different kinds of questions about human nature, the nature of the world we live in as well as the relationship between the two. Sometimes, however, the questions we seek to answer do not neatly fall within the remit of one or the other. Arts and humanities research can help us answer questions such as:

• What are the nature, value and scope of scientific research?
• What roles do culture, imagination, argumentation, creativity, discovery and curiosity play in scientific enquiry?
• How might the arts and humanities engage with the sciences as systems of knowledge from the perspective of their cultural context, development and impact?
• How might such interaction enhance public engagement and educational approaches, and inform policy debates?


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Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Professor Barry Smith Director of the Institute of Philosophy Institute of Philosophy University of London



Funder Grant type Award
AHRC Leadership Fellowship £486,491.11


Related Activities

Related websites:

Title Details
AHRC Science in Culture Theme Website established as part of Professor Barry C Smith's role as Leadership Fellow for the AHRC Science in Culture Theme.